A FORMER supermarket worker has admitted filming up children’s skirts while he was working at the shop.

Miles Fraser, 26, formerly of Raymonds Drive, Benfleet, has admitted two counts of an act of outraging public decency and one count of taking an indecent image of a child at Southend magistrates earlier this month.

At a hearing at Basildon Magistrates on Friday, April 13, the court heard that he followed two girls, aged between seven and eight, around the Sainsbury’s supermarket in Stadium Way, Benfleet.

He was holding his mobile phone and taking photos up their skirts.

A shocked customer witnessed this for about five minutes before going to find a security officer but when she couldn’t, she stepped in herself and stopped him.

The court heard how when the customer intervened he began to shake and said he had done it before but did not know why and that he enjoyed it.

Police were called and Fraser was arrested at the supermarket where his phone was seized.

Forensic officers examined the device and found a folder titled “favourites” on his phone which contained 23 videos, a number of which were of him filming up children’s skirts.

There was also a number of videos that zoomed in on women’s breasts while they were shopping.

Fraser was charged and first admitted the offences on April 7.

Fraser has been kicked out of his house share after the landlord heard the perverse offences he had committed.

He is now living at his mother’s house in Fairleigh Drive, Leigh.

An NSPCC spokesperson for the East of England said: “Fraser’s actions were highly disturbing as he targeted his young victims in a public setting.

“We hope a treatment and rehabilitation program is imposed as part of any sentence he receives at court to reduce any reoffending risk he may pose in the future.

“Anyone concerned about indecent images or believes a child is at risk of abuse can call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.

“The NSPCC’s helpline is available to report any concerns about a child’s welfare.

“By making us aware of the situation we can advise the best steps to take, assess whether a child is at risk of harm and take the appropriate action.”

Fraser will next appear at Southend Magistrates next month and is set to be sentenced on Wednesday, May 2.

He has been released on bail until his next appearance.